Federal Government Agency (Washington DC)
General Services Administration (GSA) wanted a strategic plan for “Going Green” across its 100+ data centers.
Working with agency directors and the CIO, HBSC assessed state of the industry virtualization best practices, conducted a gap analysis on existing data center technology platforms, facilitated strategic planning sessions and developed a business case for Federal Government data center virtualization. During these planning sessions, a new organizational vision was established, priorities were set and operational metrics were established. As part of the project, the following tasks were executed:
- Conducted a Strategic Assessment across multiple government agencies
- Facilitated strategic planning sessions with Agency leadership
- Assisted in developing value propositions for various aspects of data center virtualization
- Developed business case and impact analysis (Vitualization, HVAC, Real Estate Footprint, Labor)
- Conducted overall security risk assessment of Vitualization technologies
- Developed short-term / long-term government acquisition strategies
- Specified new process and systems architecture service offerings for GSA
- Established organizational metrics for tracking progress toward data center virtualization
- Established overall business case for government agencies to “Go Green”
Government Agency achieved the following benefits:
- Newly Created Service Offering – A new GSA strategic services offerings for federal, state and local government agencies was proposed.
- Demonstrated Opportunity for Significant Cost Saving – Provided a detailed road-map for Government Agencies to decrease data center costs by billion of dollars.
- Establish Governmental Acquisition Strategy – Created governmental schedule of services available to all Federal, State and Local government agencies.